In this rescheduled Jornada 8 game, Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Atlas. The result keeps the Rojinegros unbeaten in three but winless in two, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in four but saw their three-game winning streak halted.
Tigres had more possession early on and looked to use their speed on the wings to find the breakthrough. They had a good chance in the 15th minute, when Enner Valencia got his head to a cross from André-Pierre Gignac, but Óscar Ustari made the save.
The Jornada 8 game between Atlas and Tigres UANL, originally scheduled for September 9th, will finally be played this Wednesday.
The game had to be postponed due to problems with the newly-installed jumbo 360° TV screen at the Estadio Jalisco, which was deemed to be too close to the field. When the screen could not be raised, the game was postponed due to safety concerns.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 8 games.
Rodrigo Godínez of Lobos BUAP and Kristian Álvarez of Veracruz were both given one-game suspensions for serious foul play while Néstor Araujo of Santos Laguna was suspended one game for violent conduct.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Santos Laguna and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Laguneros winless at home this season but unbeaten in three overall while the Diablos Rojos remain winless on the road but unbeaten in two overall.
The hosts had the better of the run of play, but both teams were lacking precision in the final third. The best chance of the half for Santos came in the 26th minute with a dangerous shot from Gael Sandoval, but it was off target.
Pumas UNAM suffered their fourth consecutive defeat as they fell 0-2 to Tijuana. The result is a fourth straight win for the Xolos, who are unbeaten in five.
The game started off quite balanced, with most of the play concentrated in midfield. The first notable chance for the hosts came in the 16th minute from a set piece. Nicolás Castillo beat his marker and got on the end of a corner kick, but he couldn’t put it on frame.
América got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Veracruz. The Tiburones Rojos finished the game with 10 men as they suffered their third road loss of the season.
The game started off perfectly for the Águilas, who took the lead in just the 5th minute. Oribe Peralta played in Silvio Romero, who got around his defenders and scored with a shot to the near post. 1-0.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned their first win of the Apertura 2017 with a 1-3 away victory against Pachuca. The result is a second straight loss for the Tuzos.
Chivas came out attacking from the opening whistle and Rodolfo Pizarro sent a shot just wide early on. Pachuca had early chances of their own, with Erick Gutiérrez’s header forcing a good save out of Rodolfo Cota.
Monterrey missed a penalty but still did enough to earn their sixth win of the season as they beat Necaxa 1-0. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten this season and perfect at home, while the Rayos saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Necaxa started the game off strongly, and the visitors came close to opening the scoring in the 4th minute when Carlos González saw his shot from distance crash against the crossbar. The Rayos had several more good chances but they were unable to find the breakthrough.